Many special ops units receive close protection training, which is one reason so many of these veterans later serve on private security details. Special operators also have many advantages because of the nature of their training. They will already be skilled in the use of firearms and martial arts. And because of their CQC (close quarters combat) training, they will be aware in tactical situations.
Special operators will fire thousands of rounds per year, in some cases a thousand or more rounds per week. Since they train to fire in hostage situations, this precise shot placement can carry over if engagement within a crowd is necessary while escorting a principal.
Many special ops units receive close protection training, which is one reason so many of…
by Rick Miller / Sep 27, 2008